Why do we fear change? Revision is essential to the work of writers, artists, musicians, and activists. On this episode inspired by Bitch's current print issue, we explore revision in three different artistic mediums. First, we talk with writer Stephanie Abraham about how the star of classic sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” morphed from a Baghdad-born genie to a mainstream Florida housewife. Then, we sit back and listen to Hrishikesh Hirway of the podcast Song Exploder talk with musician Julia Holter about how she puts together a song. Finally, Bitch Media's Art Director Kristin Rogers Brown discusses designing magazine covers and what to do when good art ideas go horribly wrong.
Plus: This show features a new song from beloved band Sleater-Kinney. Their new album, No Cities to Love, “isn’t about reminiscing, it’s about reinvention.” What could be a better soundtrack as we explore revision?
INTERVIEW WITH STEPHANIE ABRAHAM
SONG EXPLODER FEATURING JULIA HOLTER
INTERVIEW WITH KRISTIN ROGERS BROWN
See photos of the cover we didn't use for the (Re)Vision issue on Kristin's post “About the Cover.”
This episode of Popaganda is sponsored by If Only Cats Could Talk, an experimental film documenting the true story of two all-American cats eager to explore the world beyond domesticated life. Inspired by Montaigne's 15th century essay, “The Language of Animals” If Only Cats Could Talk is as much a film about people who lose their cats as it is a commentary on compassion and solidarity. Watch the trailer and find out more.
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